Telling a story with one picture

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I saw this photo on reddit today, and then discovered that it’s been shared hundreds of times. I have not found an original source, nor a definitive description, but the words most associated with the image tell the story of a poor Philippine farmer who sacrificed much to put his son through college. Upon graduation, the son expressed that his father was his greatest pride. Some captions indicate that the boy’s mother died in childbirth.

As mentioned, I can’t verify any of that [1]… but the picture seems genuine, and doubtless represents the efforts that millions of parents around the world have made to ensure that their children have a better shot in life than they did. It speaks of love, devotion, and sacrifice, and warms my heart beyond description.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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[1] Note: if anyone who happens to read this knows of the original source or background for this image, shoot me a comment and I’ll update the post.

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2 responses to “Telling a story with one picture

  1. I don’t know if that’s authentic or not, but I know no Filipino would have his photo taken looking like that. Filipinos have so much pride, and would not allow this kind of scene taken… for what reason? Here in the US, no Filipino has ever gotten in line for food stamps, Filipinos would rather starve.

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